Historic Newspapers Hold Tried and True Recipes

Apr 30, 2024

Oatmeal cookie recipe from the Cody Enterprise, November 22, 1922

Today, April 30, is National Oatmeal Cookie Day! For a time-tested oatmeal cookie recipe, or directions on preparing another favorite meal, dish, or dessert, look no further than the Wyoming State Library’s Newspaper Collection.

Clipping from the Laramie Republican, October 8, 1910, including tips for baking a more tender oatmeal cookie

With 326,929 issues (and growing!) dating from 1849, the WSL’s Newspaper Collection provides readers with a wealth of primary source resources, including recipes, advertisements, articles, and more. The collection is searchable by title, date, tag, and county and allows readers to digitally “clip” sections they find useful.

Embrace your inner historian and explore the daily lives of Wyomingites from over a century ago. Check out the WSL’s Newspaper Collection today!


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